For their third consecutive year, team members from Mengali Accountancy joined together to participate in the annual North Bay Heart & Stroke Walk sponsored by The American Heart Association held on Sunday, September 25, 2016. Team members Renee Mengali, Debbie Warren, Suzy Witherell, John Strittmatter, and Megan Geissinger with their family members for the 5-mile walk that spanned around Howarth Park and Spring Lake in Santa Rosa.
There were a total of three different Heart & Stroke Walk events in the North Bay area held in Santa Rosa, San Rafael, and Benicia. The three events had 220 registered teams and over 1,650 walkers!
The Heart & Stroke Walk celebrates those who have made lifestyle changes and encourages many more to take the pledge to live healthier lifestyles while raising the dollars needed to fund life-saving research and initiatives in our local community. The entire North Bay Heart & Stroke Walk events raised a total of nearly $300,000 and the Mengali Accountancy team, alone, raised $1,100 in donations, exceeding their goal!
Here are some astonishing facts you may not already know about the American Heart Association and heart disease. Please help us spread the awareness:
The American Heart Association is the largest voluntary health organization dedicated to defeating heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases. Their mission is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke — the nation’s No.1 and No.5 killers.
Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of Americans accounting for 1 in every 4 deaths, and affecting significantly more men than women.
Stroke is the No. 5 killer and is a leading cause of severe adult disability.
In 2013, heart disease and stroke combined caused over 740,000 deaths in the US – cancer caused over 584,000 deaths* (according to data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
In 2012, heart disease and stroke combined caused over 14 million deaths worldwide*(according to data published by the World Health Organization)
Interested in donating to the American Heart Association? You can donate online or send your cash and checks to:
American Heart Association
Attn: Heart Walk
1400 N. Dutton Avenue, Suite 20
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Visit www.heart.org to learn more about the American Heart Association.